AMT Datasouth ACCEL-340 Series


AMT ACCEL-340 Series Welcome to our line of low-cost, desktop forms printers--the AMT ACCEL-340 series. The series consists of four models: the 85-column ACCEL-342 and -342d, and the 136-column ACCEL-344 and -344d.

All models feature a long-life, 24-pin printhead with enough impact force to print through 5-part forms with carbons. And at a brisk 320 cps!The 342s handle multipart forms up to 12" wide, and the 344s up to 17" wide.

All models come with three separate paper paths, automatic forms loading and parking, first- and last-line printing, forms-on-demand without wasting the next form, automatic interface switching, and our patented Select-dial control panel for easy printer setup and configuration.

Only the ACCEL-342d and -344d come with an extra bottom-feed tractor so you can print on two pin-fed forms without reloading. That's in addition to the two-position tractor included with all 340 series models. All 340s print on cut sheets, card stocks, labels, envelopes, and transparencies.

With all ACCEL-340 models, you get IBM and Epson emulations to assure compatibility with all your software applications. Plus, there are optional DEC emulations available. You also get nine built-in fonts, various character pitches, and even the ability to print nine of the most popular bar code symbologies.

ACCEL-340 series printers offer the speed and quality combination you need for any print job. You get 90 cps in LQ mode, 270 cps in DQ mode, and 320 cps in high-speed DQ mode.

All ACCEL-340 series printers were designed in the U.S. and include a 1-year limited warranty. No matter how demanding your forms printing needs may be, the absolute best choice is the AMT ACCEL-340 printer series!

ACCEL-340 Printer Series
AMT344ACCEL-344 with wide carriage
AMT344dACCEL-344d with wide carriage and powered bottom-feed tractor
AMT342ACCEL-342 with narrow carriage
AMT342dACCEL-342d with narrow carriage and powered bottom-feed tractor

Height5.6 inches (14.2 cm)
Width16.6 inches (42.2 cm)
Depth13 inches (33 cm)
Weight21.5 pounds (9.8 kg)
Height9.2 inches (23.4 cm)
Width16.6 inches (42.2 cm)
Depth13 inches (33 cm)
Weight25.5 pounds (11.6 kg)
Height5.6 inches (14.2 cm)
Width>21.5 inches (54.6 cm)
Depth13 inches (33 cm)
Weight24.5 pounds (11.1 kg)
Height9.2 inches (23.4 cm)
Width21.5 inches (54.6 cm)
Depth13 inches (33 cm)
Weight32.5 pounds (14.7 kg)
Printing method24-pin impact dot-matrix
Print directionBi-directional, logic-seeking
NLQ mode90 cps as 10 cpi
DQ mode270 cps at 10 cpi
High-speed320 cps at 10 cpi
FontsRoman, Courier, Sans-Serif, Prestige, Script, OCR-B, Orator, Draft and High-Speed Draft
Pitches5, 6, 6.6, 7.5, 8.5, 10, 12, 13.3, 15, 17.1 and 20 cpi
Character setsPC 437, PC 850, PC 860, PC 863, PC 865, and Italic
LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Danish, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Norwegian, Latin America, and Korean
Line spacing3, 4, 6, 8 and 12 lines per inch
Max. line length
342 & 342d8.5 inches (21.6 cm)
344 & 344d13.6 inches (34.5 cm)
AttributesUnderscore, bold, shadow, italic, double-high, double-wide, superscript, subscript, center and justify
Dots per inchUp to 360 V x 360 H
Image WidthUp to 8.5 or 13.6 inches
SpeedUp to 33 inches per second
Dot diameter0.2 millimeters
Paper & Forms
Feed methodsFriction for cut sheets; dual-position tractor for forms
Paper pathsTop, rear and bottom
342 & 342dFrom 3 to 12 inches
344 & 344dFrom 3 to 17 inches
LengthsFrom 3 to 30.3 inches
WeightsFrom 12 to 24 pounds
Max. thicknessUp to 0.017 inch thick (up to 5-part forms)
Special featuresTear bar, first- and last-line printing, automatic paper load, paper park, forms-on-demand, and paper out/jam sensing
TypeContinuous loop, inked nylon fabric stuffed in plastic cartridge
136-column66 feet (20.1 meters)
85-column45 feet (13.7 meters)
136-column8 million DQ characters
85-column5.5 million DQ characters
Input buffer32 kilobytes (expandable)
User save areasThree
Emulations & Configurations
StandardIBM/Lexmark 2390/2391 (inc. IBM Proprinter XL24), and Epson LQ-570/1070
OptionsDEC printers
SpecialsFor custom labelling, hardware and/or firmware, contact AMT Datasouth U.S. Sales at (805) 388-5799
Bar Codes
SymbologiesInterleaved 2-of-5, Code 128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13, EAN-8, Code 3-of-9, Codabar, and POSTNETTM
CompatibilityGenicom- and OTC-compatible
Parallel portCentronics-compatible; 36-pin female connector
Serial portEIA RS-232-C; DB-9 male connector
Special featureAutomatic port switching
Baud rates150 to 38,400 baud
ParityEven, odd and none
HandshakingDTR, X-ON/X-OFF and ETX/ACK
Control Panel
Keypad6 buttons and patented Select-dial
Display16-position, alphanumeric liquid-crystal display
Setup menuOperator control of all printing features
Reliability & Certifications
MTTRLess than 15 minutes
MTBF8,000 hours @ 25% duty cycle
AgenciesUL & C-UL Listed, FCC Class B compliant, CE compliant, ENERGY STARTM compliant, others optional
Power & Environmental
Input voltage
Domestic90-130 vac, 47-63 Hz
International180-260 vac, 47-63 Hz
OptionalUniversal power supply
Operating temp.7 to 35 C
Storage temp.-20 to 60 C
Humidity10 to 85%, noncondensing
Noise levelLess than 55 dBA in quiet mode